News just out is that the sub-glacial volcano Grímsvötn beneath the Vatnajökull icecap in southeast Iceland has erupted today. A jökulhlaup – the burst of flood that usually follows sub-glacial eruptions – can be expected 10-12 hours from now.
The following images were taken on the stretch of Ring Road that runs across the great sand plain known as Skeiðarársandur, the area that would be vulnerable to any glacial pop unleashed by Grímsvötn. The last deadly jökulhlaup recorded here was in 1996.
It had been a while since I last looked at your photos. Still awesome!
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You have that childlike attention to detail, Rajan Bhai, because when I look at these pictures, it seems like I’m absorbed in the road divider lines instead of the coldly terrific terrains lying ahead of them. Great perspectives!